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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating News:

Retire your old outboard motor and help protect our waterways - Inside Toronto
Honda Canada Inc. has partnered with environmental organization Summerhill Impact to launch Clean Wake, a campaign that encourages boaters to trade in their two-stroke outboard engines for a four-stroke outboard. Four-stroke engines are cleaner, ...

 Connecticut boaters urged to speak up on Raised Bill 6576
Sail World
Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is urging Connecticut boaters to have their voices heard in a debate taking place now on a bill before the Nutmeg State's legislature, Raised Bill 6576, that would extend the winter window of time ...

Boating Safety Education:

Boating column: Safe boating class starting May 1
View/Post Comments. The first safe boating class of the season is being offered by the Staten Island Power Squadron on five consecutive Wednesday nights (7 p.m.) starting May 1. The class is 3½ hours per night and the test will be given at the fifth 

 Free boating safety seminar offered in Glen Cove - Newsday
Newsday (blog)
Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano is encouraging residents to take the free boating safety seminar being held on the Saturdays of May 4 and May 11 at Garvies Point Museum and Preserve. The two-part seminar, from 9 a.m. to noon, is being offered ...

Outdoors calendar 4-18-13
Journal Times
This is a highly interactive boating safety course, and includes an introduction to boating, boating laws, personal safety equipment, safe boat handling, navigation, boating problems, trailering and storage. The course fee is $20 per person, with ...

 Pittsfield: Coast Guard Auxiliary to host information session
Berkshire Eagle
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will be hosting an information session at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, at City Hall. Berkshire residents are invited to learn more about the benefits of having a Coast Guard Auxiliary presence in the Berkshires. During ...

Boating Safety News:

Boat rentals asked to comply with marine commission regulations
Huntersville Herald
In response to an accident two summers ago involving a rental boat, Lake Norman Marine Commission (LNMC) has released a rental boat cooperative agreement in hopes to preventing future accidents on the lake. There is currently no safety education ...

 3 in C. Ind. rescued after boat crashes in river - Wish TV 8
Fifteen-year-old Storm Fraze tells The Star Press that he, a 16-year-old teen and David Prybis had just started traveling downstream in their small boat when it shifted sideways, crashed into a tree and began sinking. All three of them jumped onto a .

New inshore rescue boat goes into service - Vancouver Sun
Vancouver Sun
The federal government has activated a new inshore rescue boat based in Stanley Park, just months after the controversial closure of the Kitsilano Coast Guard base. Tony Booth, with the Victoria Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre, said the boat docked .

 Safety First For Westchester Boats In the Water
The Daily Voice
Daraio suggest that boaters "always wear a lifejacket, don't drink alcohol while boating, take a boating safety course, get a free vessel safety check from the Coast Guard Auxiliary to make sure you have the proper safety gear and file a Float Plan for ...

Summer boating safety 'less than desirable' in Canterbury
The prolonged summer sunshine saw high levels of boating activity throughout Canterbury right through until Easter, particularly at Kaikoura and Akaroa. Yet, as more and more people have taken to the water, boaties still seem slow to appreciate the ..

 Safe boating: Practical tips learned the hard way
Gloucester Daily Times
Spring is here and boating season has started. While May 18 to 25 is Safe Boating Week, every mariner always should be prepared for problems asea. In the course of writing five books about accidents and survival at sea, the survivors shared things they ...

 Game and Fish notebook (April 18, 2013)
Russellville Courier
When you head out, it is a good idea to leave a boating plan with someone on shore, said Bob Cushing, boating education coordinator for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. But emergencies do arise. Things can happen on the water and through no ...

 On the water
Queens Chronicle
Janaro said all boaters or people planning on being just passengers should be mindful of the water temperature, the weather for the time and places they will be out, and the possibility of strong tides, fog or factors that could make for choppy or .

 Turkish rafting accident: 'I had to do something before another child was drowned'
A dad whose nine-year-old daughter was tragically killed in a rafting accident has launched a heartfelt campaign to improve safety measures on the Turkish river where she died. Terry Potter's daughter Cerys drowned in July 2010 after the inflatable .

 Personal watercraft regulations on Arcadia Lake up for review again in Edmond
The rules now are that personal watercraft drivers must remain confined to a 75-acre designated area many refer to as a corral. Personal watercraft owners have asked council members for more than three years to let them ride across the entire lake on .

 Coast Guard to join marine patrol in Lakes Region during summer
Marine Patrol remains the law enforcement entity upon the lakes, but the Coast Guard auxiliary will conduct safety patrols and boat crew training, Skillings said. Peter Fagley, the vice commander of the Coast Guard Auxiliary out of Coast Guard Station ...

 Coast Guard renews maritime warning: Vessels need lookouts
Daily Astorian
The 13th U.S. Coast Guard District wants to remind vessel operators to maintain a proper lookout while transiting Washington and Oregon waters. This reminder is based on the fact that some vessel operators, including commercial fishermen, engage in the ...

Boating Fatalities and Missing:

Deadly NJ boat crash trial ending
San Francisco Chronicle
Ocean County prosecutors allege DiGilio's 27-foot speedboat ran over a 17-foot boat around 1 a.m. on the Metedeconk River, killing 49-year-old Robert Post of Essex Fells. DiGilio kept going and told officials later in the day that he thought he had hit ...

Three dead, 30 missing after Indonesian boat mishap
Herald Sun
INDONESIAN rescuers have pulled two more bodies from a river after a boat carrying timber company workers sank, bringing the death toll to three with 30 still missing, an official said. The boat carrying 63 workers sank Wednesday after being hit by a .

 Boat sinks near Hong Kong after major collision
Hong Kong search teams held out hope Friday for six boat crew members missing at sea after a collision, as officials investigated the cause of the latest incident to hit the city's busy waterways. It comes after a ferry crash claimed 39 lives in

Four dead in Brazil boat accident
Independent Online
RIO DE JANEIRO - At least four people died and more than 25 were missing early Friday after a boat accident on the Ariri river in the Brazilian Amazon, firefighters said. “The boat had more than 70 people aboard. Forty-one of them were found alive ...

Coast Guard: 1 rescued, 4 missing after boat sinks in Gulf
KPRC Houston
Coast Guard crews said they rescued one person, but are still searching for four more people who went missing after their fishing boat sank off the Galveston Coast. Officials said the boat sank about 115 miles southeast of Galveston early Friday morning.

 British Canoe Union to investigate what caused death
This is Local London
The national organisation for canoeists has promised to investigate what caused the death of a man at the weekend as further details emerge of heroic efforts to save him. Three Good Samaritans pulled the unconscious man from the River Mole, .

 2 Young Area Men Die In Drowning Accidents
The Chattanoogan
Frank Bentley Fetzer, 27,1173 Holly Grove Circle, Dalton, died in a kayaking accident at Prater's Mill on Thursday evening. The Dalton Daily Citizen reported that his girlfriend was watching as he went over a waterfall and went under after losing ...

Boating Accidents and Rescues:

  Boat destroyed in backyard fire
Journal Pioneer
SEACOW POND --A Seacow Pond fisherman, Mickey Dorgan, had been working on his boat on Thursday and was planning to be ready to go at the herring this weekend. Those plans all changed when he awoke early Friday morning to learn his fiberglass ...

 Boat Overturns on Lake Michigan in Algoma
Four people were taken to the hospital after their boat overturned on the water of Lake Michigan in Kewaunee County. The Sheriff's Department says it happened about 6:30 a.m., 100 feet offshore near the Algoma City Harbor. Officials say a nearby

 Canal boat burned out after an electrical fault
A canal boat was completely gutted by fire in South Staffordshire after an electrical fault caused it to set alight. The burned-out canal boat. Tweet. The boat was moored along a quiet section of the Stafford Union Canal in Wheaton Aston. Fire crews ...

 Firefighters check smoke on boat, power lines down on Jetton St. (blog)
Firefighters investigated a number of smoke scares this week, including one on a boat that was determined to be coming from the vessel's battery compartment. The battery had melted, burning electrical wires and parts of the compartment surrounding it.

Boater Injured By Propeller After Being Ejected From Boat On South Holston Lake
The Chattanoogan
The investigation is being handled by TWRA Officer David Carpenter who offers this advice for avoiding propeller strike injuries - “As the boating season approaches, the TWRA reminds boaters that in order to reduce the possibility of an ejection, stay ...

 Yacht boom knocks Devon sailor, 72, overboard
BBC News
A 72-year-old man was flown to hospital after being pulled unconscious from the sea off Devon. The sailor was knocked overboard by the boom of the 33ft (10m) yacht Wavelet on Thursday evening near the River Exe. He was rescued from the water by the ..

 Boat Rescue After Canoe Tips Over In Des Plaines River
Journal & Topics Newspapers Online
A man was marooned in the forest preserve near downtown Des Plaines today (Friday) after his canoe tipped over in the Des Plaines River. Des Plaines police and fire initiated a boat rescue near River Road south of the downtown train tracks just after ...

Coast Guard helps Bellingham boat near Lummi Island
Bellingham Herald
LUMMI ISLAND - The U.S. Coast Guard came to the aid of two people as their 38-foot boat began taking on water south of Lummi Island Friday, April 19. At about 10:40 a.m., the Coast Guard received a radio call from the pleasure craft White Fox, which ..

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